Tag Archives: hope

The Vocation of Marriage and Parenthood

When Funky encouraged me to write a post about my desire for a large family and my friendships with people who already have large families, I could hardly believe my good fortune: this is my opportunity to fulfill my subversive plot to…..(cue B movie horror music)……change Ales Rarus into a MOMMY BLOG!!! (maniacal laughter echoing). […]

Helping Our Persecuted Brethren

I really don't have anything new to say about the Muslim anger over what Benedict said; I will merely reiterate that he cited one dialogue between an Emporer and a Muslim that touched on the nature of God and reason, and that he did not try to make that Muslim a representation of all of […]

Proper Christian Behavior

More Christians should read the writings of the early Church fathers. Admittedly, I have only begun to do so myself. The first half of the following should be read and reread periodically by all Christian bloggers. "Cultivate quietness in word, quietness in deed, likewise in speech and gait; and avoid impetuous eagerness. For then the […]

Christian Bereavement

Apropos in light of the pope’s passing: “The faith of Christ teaches more than courage in the face of death. Our attitude to death is transformed. As we come to a more intimate experience of the reality of God, we may enter into the overcoming power and strength of the great words of Christ, ‘I […]

Gaudete Semper!

In the midst of all the scandal of Communiongate, abusive priests, and rampant heterodoxy, it’s important to take note of joyful people, events, and ideas. The Ryan’s Well Foundation is one of those. “I was thirsty and you gave me drink.” Matthew 25:35b I really need to do more for my fellow man than just […]